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14362 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 581 of them this year alone and, so far, 81 this month (June 26).

From This Moment On ...

June

Tue 28: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Dean Stockdale, Paul Grainger, Sid White.

Wed 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 29: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 29: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm. CANCELLED!
Wed 29: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 30: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 30: 58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 30: Lights Out By Nine @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 8:30pm. Free.
Thu 30: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 30: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

July

Fri 01: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 01: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 01: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 01: Swing Manouche @ The Vault, Hexham. 7:30pm (doors). £20.00.
Fri 01: 1920s Speakeasy w live jazz @ The Exchange, North Shields. 8:00pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Fri 01: Struggle Buggy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. Blind Pig Blues Club. 8:00pm.

Sat 02: Hot Fingers @ St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Darlington. 12:30pm. £10.00.
Sat 02: Play Jazz! workshop @ The Globe, Newcastle. 1:30pm. Tutor Steve Glendinning: Latin jazz. £25.00. Enrol at: www.jazz.coop.
Sat 02: Talk: Storytelling & jazz as an expression of urban life @ The Exchange, North Shields. 1:45pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sat 02: The Commandments + On Parole @ The Exchange, North Shields. 2:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event. Rhythm & blues.
Sat 02: Geordie Jazz Man @ The Exchange, North Shields. 5:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event. Screening of Abi Lewis’ documentary film about Keith Crombie & the Jazz Café.
Sat 02: The Delta Prophets Trio @ The Exchange, North Shields. 6:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event. Rhythm & blues.
Sat 02: Swing Manouche @ Claypath Deli, Durham. 7:00pm.
Sat 02: Swung Eight & King Bees @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event. Swing dance + ace Chicago blues band.
Sat 02: Tyne Valley Big Band @ Greenside Community Centre, Ryton. 7:30pm.
Sat 02: Patrick Cromb @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 03 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 03: Smokin’ Spitfires @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 12:45pm.
Sun 03: Ruth Lambert & Martin Craggs. @ The Exchange, North Shields. 2:00pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Abbie Finn Trio @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Wild Women of Wylam @ The Exchange, North Shields. 4:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 5:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Jazz Jam @ The Exchange, North Shields. 6:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Jeffrey Hewer Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 04: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 06: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 06: Michael Bublé @ Durham County Cricket Club, Chester le Street. Doors: 5:00pm.
Wed 06: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 06: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 06: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

JAZZ AHEAD!

AS OF MAY 26 LISTINGS IN RED ARE RECENT ADDITIONS / AMENDMENTS / CANCELLATIONS / POSTPONEMENTS / RESCHEDULED EVENTS

The following selective gig list is somewhat speculative but, sooner or later, gig-going will resume. Fingers crossed that some/most/all of the gigs listed will go ahead. Contact the venue to confirm the gig is on! 

MAY 2020

FRI 1 - SUN 3 Darlington Jazz Festival. TO BE RESCHEDULED (DATES TBA).
 
SAT 30 Paul Edis + Francis Tulip & Ben Lawrence - Sage Gateshead. RESCHEDULED (see OCTOBER 7, 2020).

JUNE 2020

THU 11 Archipelago + Faith Brackenbury - Black Swan, Newcastle. CANCELLED.

SUN 14 Alice Grace w Strictly Smokin' Big Band - Hoochie Coochie. 5:30pm. Alice sings Ella! Tickets: www.strictly-smokin.co.uk. CANCELLED.

THU 18 Dean Stockdale Trio - Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle. CANCELLED

THU 18 Shirley Smart Trio - The Globe, Newcastle. CANCELLED.  

THU 18 Jo Harrop w Paul Edis Trio - St James’ & St Basil’s Church, Fenham, Newcastle. CANCELLED

FRI 19 Ben Gilbert Trio - Bishop Auckland Town Hall. 1:00pm. CANCELLED.

SUN 21 Zoë Gilby Quartet - Black Bull, Blaydon. Blaydon Jazz Club. CANCELLED.

FRI 26 Paul Edis - Gala Theatre, Durham. 1:00pm. Solo piano. CANCELLED.

SAT 27 Jazz Jamaica All Stars: The Trojan Story - Sage Gateshead. POSTPONED. 

SUN 28 MGB: Milne-Glendinning Band - The Globe, Newcastle. CANCELLED.

JULY 2020

THU 2 Bruno Heinen Trio - Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle. CANCELLED.

FRI 3 Ben Crosland Quartet - Saltburn Community Hall & Theatre.

SAT 4 Nelson Riddle Orchestra: Frank Sinatra & Friends - Forum Theatre, Billingham. Christopher Riddle (conductor), featuring vocalist Tony Christie. 

THU 9 Hot Club du Nord - Sage Gateshead.

FRI 10 Robert Mitchell - Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. 

SAT 11 & SUN 12 Jazz Stage - Mouth of the Tyne Festival, Tynemouth. CANCELLED. 

FRI 17 Zoë Gilby Trio - Bishop Auckland Town Hall. 1:00pm. CANCELLED.

FRI 17-SUN 19 Summertyne Americana - Sage Gateshead. CANCELLED.

SUN 19 River City Hot Six - Black Bull, Blaydon. Blaydon Jazz Club. CANCELLED.

FRI 24 FINNTET - Gala Theatre, Durham. 1:00pm. CANCELLED. 

AUGUST 2020

SAT 1 Michael Bublé - Durham County Cricket Club, Chester le Street. 

FRI 7 Savannah Jazz Band - Saltburn Community Hall & Theatre.  

THU 13 - SUN 16 Newcastle Jazz Festival. Inc. THU 13 Strictly Smokin' Big Band - Bridge Hotel; FRI 14 Jay Phelps Quartet - Newcastle Civic Centre; SAT 15 All Day Festival. Line-up inc. Dennis Rollins Velocity Trio; Alice Grace & Pawel Jedrzejewski; Jasmine; Swing Manouche; Sue Ferris Quartet - Tyne Bank Brewery; SUN 16 Pete Tanton & Lloyd Wright (- venue TBC; Abbie Finn Trio - Billy Bootleggers; Emma Fisk & James Birkett - Tyneside Cinema. 

SEPTEMBER 2020

THU 10 Abbie Finn Trio - Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle. RESCHEDULED DATE FROM MARCH.

FRI 11 Jeff Barnhart - Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. American piano virtuoso. RESCHEDULED (see SEPTEMBER 17, 20201).  

FRI 11 Tango Jazz Quartet - Saltburn Community Hall & Theatre.

SAT 12 Jeff Barnhart's Silent Comedy Film Festival (reel 3) - St Augustine's Parish Centre, Darlington. 12:30pm. Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club. CANCELLED.    
  
THU 17-SUN 20 Hexham Abbey Festival of Music & Arts. Inc. FRI 18 Diáspora (twelve piece Latin, salsa, jazz & funk band). POSTPONED. RESCHEDLUED (see SEPTEMBER 2021). 

FRI 18-SUN 20 DJazz - Durham. Various venues.

SAT 19 Jive Aces: Big Beat Revue - Customs House, South Shields. RESCHEDULED FROM APRIL.

FRI 25 Doris Day Story - Customs House, South Shields. Rescheduled date.

FRI 25 John Law - Sage Gateshead. 

SUN 27 Postmodern Jukebox - Sage Gateshead. 

OCTOBER 2020

WED 30 SEP-SUN 4 OCT Newcastle Festival of Jazz & Improvised Music. Various venues. www.newcastlefestivalofjazzandimprovisedmusic.com 

SAT 3 John Pope Quintet - Maltings Theatre & Cinema, Berwick.

SUN 4 SEED Ensemble - Sage Gateshead. RESCHEDULED FROM MARCH.

WED 7 Paul Edis + Francis Tulip & Ben Lawrence - Sage Gateshead. RESCHEDULED FROM MAY 30.

WED 14 Jamie Cullum - Sage Gateshead. Rescheduled date.

TUE 20 Ashley Henry - The Cluny, Newcastle. Rescheduled date.

SAT 24 East Coast Swing Band - The Exchange, North Shields.

MON 26 Roberto Fonseca - Sage Gateshead. RESCHEDULED FROM MAY 

THU 29 Crooners - Tyne Theatre, Newcastle.

NOVEMBER  2020

FRI 30 OCT-SUN 1 NOV Mike Durham's International Classic Jazz Party - Village Hotel, North Tyneside.

WED 4 Washboard Resonators - Bobik’s, Newcastle. RESCHEDULED FROM MAY

SAT 7 TJ Johnson - St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Darlington. 12:30pm. Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club.

SAT 7 James Birkett & Emma Fisk - St Andrews Church, Corbridge.

THU 12 Yazz Ahmed Polyhymnia - Sage Gateshead. Rescheduled date. 

SAT 14 Tenement Jazz Band - St Augustine's Parish Centre, Darlington. 12:30pm. Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club.

SAT 14 GoGo Penguin - Sage Gateshead. Rescheduled date.

FRI 20 Alan Barnes w Dean Stockdale Trio - Traveller's Rest, Darlington (Opus 4 Jazz Club). 

SAT 21 Hot Club du Nord - The Witham, Barnard Castle.

FRI 27 Hot Club du Nord - St Cuthbert's Centre, Crook.


DECEMBER 2020

SAT 5 River City Hot Six - St Augustine’s Parish Centre. 12:30pm. Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club.
THU 10 Hot Club du Nord - Lubetkin Theatre, Peterlee.

SUN 13 Hot Club du Nord - Hurworth Village Hall (2:00pm).

FRI 18 Strictly Smokin' Big Band - Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle. First night of two. Always a sell out - book now: www.strictly-smokin.co.uk

SAT 19 Paul Edis: Jazzy Xmas - Sage Gateshead. 2:00pm.

SAT 19 Strictly Smokin' Big Band - Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle. Second night of two. Always a sell out - book now: www.strictly-smokin.co.uk

SAT 19 Paul Edis: Jazzy Xmas - Sage Gateshead. 8:00pm.

FEBRUARY 2021

FRI 5 Binker Golding Quartet - Sage Gateshead. RESCHEDULED FROM MARCH.

SAT 6 Frog & Henry - St Augustine's Parish Centre, Darlington. 12:30pm. Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club. Expanded ten piece band from New Orleans! No advance tickets, pay on the door. 

THU 18 Linda May Han Oh - Sage Gateshead. RESCHEDULED FROM APRIL.

SAT 27 Pete Long w Strictly Smokin' Big Band - Sage Gateshead. Duke Ellington programme!

MARCH 2021

THU 4 Crooners - Gala Theatre, Durham. Rescheduled date. 

THU 18 Martin Taylor & Martin Simpson - Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle. RESCHEDULED FROM MAY 2020.

SAT 27 Hamish McGregor's 'Barber, Ball & Bilk' - St Augustine's Parish Centre, Darlington. 12:30pm. Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club.

MAY 2021

SAT 1 Jeff Barnhart - St Augustine's Parish Centre, Darlington. 12:30pm. Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club. 

FRI 21 Andrea Vicari Trio - Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. 

FRI 21 Andrea Vicari Trio - Traveller's Rest, Darlington. Opus 4 Jazz Club. 


SEPTEMBER 2021
FRI 17 Jeff Barnhart - Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. American piano virtuoso. RESCHEDULED FROM SEPTEMBER 2020.

Hexham Abbey Festival of Music & Arts. RESCHEDULED FROM SEPTEMBER 2021. Dates TBC. 

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